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[TowerTalk] Towers falling apart ...

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Subject: [TowerTalk] Towers falling apart ...
Date: Fri, 17 Apr 1998 19:34:10 -0600
Jari -

The bad news is,  IF the tower is guyed and IF the anchor or all of the
guys fail, the tower will fall STRAIGHT  OUT to it's FULL LENGTH.

This happened to K0CS when the main bolt in an equilizer plate failed
and the whole tower laid straight out.

I use TWO anchors in each direction for my tall towers so that I am not
depending on any ONE item to hold the whole tower up.

73,   Tom  N4KG

On Fri, 17 Apr 1998 15:01:37 +0300 Jari Jussila
<> writes:
>       Some time ago there was mentioned here in TowerTalk-reflector, 
>that when a
>(high) tower collapses for any reason, the parts of the tower fall 
>down in
>a circle, which is maximum 30 % of the length of the tower. (I hope I 
>explain that clear enough) Could anybody help me to find that message 
>or to find relevant information.
>       A friend of mine has a severe problem with his neighbour 
>demanding him to
>move his tower 3 meters further from his house. The house is 40 meters 
>the 42 meter high tower. The neighbour is afraid that the tower 
>and ruins his house ....  
>       Thanks
>       Jari OH2BU/OH7RF

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